Police in Prague, Czechia, said 15 people were killed and several wounded “in a shooting incident early Thursday evening in the center of the city.”

According to reports, the gunshots were fired at the philosophy faculty building at the renowned Charles University, while police have cordoned off the area around the educational institution.

Czech authorities later said the “lifeless body” of the gunman was discovered at the university, while identifying him as a 24-year-old student from a village located just outside Prague. Additionally, the police said the body of the suspect’s father was found earlier in the day.

“I would like to urge citizens in the center of Prague to respect police instructions and avoid the area. According to the information we have, the assailant is presumed dead,” said Interior Minister Vít Rakušan. “There is no confirmation of a second assailant,” he added.

“Based on preliminary information, we can confirm that there are fatalities and injuries at the scene,” Prague police announced on Twitter.

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, canceled a schedule trip due to the shooting spree and is heading to Prague, urging citizens to obey police instructions and emergency services.